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School Governance Council


The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

a.) Approve the school strategic plan and updates
b.) Approve the annual budget recommendations and resource allocations
c.) Manage Request for Flexibility process
d.) Participate in hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance

Strategic Plan Overview

River Trail Request for Flexibility (RFF)

Strategic Plan Progress Monitoring Tool


SGC Handbook
SGC Guidance


SGC Flexible Funds Approval Form

School Governance Council Members

Name (Office)Email AddressPositionTerm EndsMembership

Neil Pinnock


Margarita Reed

reedmd@fultonschools.org​Teacher​June 2020​Elected

Amy Palermo
Budget Chair

palermoa@fultonschools.org​Teacher​June 2019​Elected

Ashlee Dewald

dewaldma@fultonschools.orgSchool EmployeeJune 2019Appointed

Sarah Roberson
Vice Chair &
Outreach Chair

robersons1@fultonschools.orgSchool EmployeeJune 2020Appointed


ramakrishnann1@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2019Elected

Dave Feldstein

feldstein@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2019Elected

Bruce Shen

shenb@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2020Elected
​Rebecca Binghambinghamr@fultonschools.org​Community Member​June 2019​Appointed
Cathy Murphycmurphy@summitcounseling.org​Community Member​June 2020Appointed

 Meeting Dates & Location

SGC council will meet every month at 7:15am in the Counselors Conference Room:

Sep 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 14th, Dec 19th,
 Jan 30th, Feb 20th, Mar 20th, Apr 17th,
May 15th, and Jun 5th 


SGC Budget Meetings

Budget Committee Members

SGC Budget Committee meeting
Feb 14th at 7:30 AM

SGC Outreach Meetings

Community Outreach Committee Members

expand Date : 10/12/2018 ‎(2)
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expand Date : 1/30/2019 ‎(2)
expand Date : 12/19/2018 ‎(3)
expand Date : 11/14/2018 ‎(3)
expand Date : 10/17/2018 ‎(4)
expand Date : 9/19/2018 ‎(3)
expand Date : 8/15/2018 ‎(3)

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Budget Committee Members

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